The beloved children̵
The tale of the grumpy, Christmas-hating creature who learns the true meaning of the season after attempting to sabotage the holidays in wholesome Whoville has been a favorite of generations of kids and adults. Whether you prefer the classic animated TV special or the most recent staged music production, there is a Grinch for you.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
Directed by Legendary Looney Tunes animator Chuck Jones and starring horror icon Boris Karloff as the voice of both the narrator and the Grinch himself, this CBS special has been on TV every year since its premiere. It also introduced some important elements of Grinch mythology, including the green-skinned character and his theme song “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.”
It was followed by the sequels without a Christmas theme Halloween is Grinch Night and The Grinch grins the cat in the hat.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (together with Halloween is Grinch Night and The Grinch grins the cat in the hat) is available for digital purchase ($ 8.99 +) and rental ($ 3.99 +) at Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, and other retailers.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The only comedy star with the right intensity to take on the Grinch was Jim Carrey, who wore a slightly disturbing full-body prosthesis to play the character in Ron Howard’s live-action adaptation. Howard channels Tim Burton a bit in his creation of the rather psychedelic Whoville, which builds on Dr. Seuss’s simple story to fill a feature film. Whether you like it delicious or nightmarish, Carrey’s version is certainly hard to forget.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas streams on Netflix ($ 8.99 + per month) and is available for digital purchase ($ 8.99 +) and rental ($ 3.99 +) at Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and other retailers.
The Grinch (2018)
Illumination, the animation studio behind the Despicable Me movies (as well as the previous adaptation of Dr. Seuss The Lorax), created an animated version of a feature film that expands the story in ways other than Ron Howard’s film, giving it a lighter, kinder tone. Benedict Cumberbatch takes a slightly more understated approach to his performance as the Grinch, and the film’s design feel is brighter and more cuddly than in previous versions. The audience responded well and made The Grinch the most profitable holiday movie of all time.
The Grinch is available for digital purchase ($ 8.99 +) and rental ($ 3.99 +) at Amazon, iTunes, Google Play and other retailers.
The Grinch Musical (2020)
On Wednesday December 9, we will take you on a journey to Whoville.
Don’t miss the #GrinchMusical with @Matt_Morrison at 8 / 7c – only on NBC. pic.twitter.com/jjuXtRe2wZ
– NBC Entertainment (@nbc) November 26, 2020
The Grinch’s story was first adapted into a stage musical in 1994, and in December 2020, NBC turned it into the network’s newest ‘live’ musical broadcast – although pandemic-related restrictions required it to be pre-recorded without a personal person. audience. Glee star Matthew Morrison plays the Grinch alongside Denis O’Hare and Booboo Stewart as different versions of the Grinch’s dog Max.
The production features songs originally created for different versions of the story, including the 1966 special, the 2000 movie, and the musical (plus some up-to-date jokes about current events).
The Grinch Musical streams on Hulu ($ 5.99 + per month after a seven-day trial) and Peacock (free with ads or $ 4.99 + per month or $ 49.99 + per year).